The federal government will invest over $100,000 in building a new virtual production studio at AFTRS.
Minister for Communications, Urban Infrastructure, Cities and the Arts, Paul Fletcher, is expected to make the announcement this Thursday during the first session of AFTRS’ Digital Futures Summit series.
The facility will support training and degrees in partnership with industry, while providing space for research and innovation in virtual production.
Minister Fletcher said the initiative would help maintain Australia’s position as a world-class destination for screen production and digital game development.
“The Morrison Government is proud to support the Australian Film Television and Radio School with funding of over $100,000 to build its state-of-the-art virtual production studio, which will hone and prepare the next generation of talent within of the Australian film industry. he said.
Universal Studio Group and Matchbox Pictures have also provided seed investment to AFTRS to support a virtual production training program for the Australian team, managers and department heads.
Designed to contribute to curriculum development and a range of scholarships supporting places, the partnership aims to graduate over 250 qualified Australians each year.
Virtual production is the focus of Thursday’s opening session of the Digital Futures Summit series, with the event taking place online to examine facets such as motion capture and real-time animation, previews and techniques , asset creation and integration, and LED walls with cinematography.
Representatives from EPIC Games, Light ADL and FIKA Entertainment will also share their experiences.
The session will begin at 4:30 p.m. Discover more information about the series here.